20th Century Masters – The Christmas Collection: The Best of George Strait

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20th Century Masters: The Best of George Strait – The Christmas Collection
Greatest hits album by George Strait
Released September 23, 2003
Genre Country
Length 34:30
Label MCA Nashville
Producer Jimmy Bowen
Tony Brown
George Strait
George Strait chronology
Honkytonkville
(2003)
20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection: The Best of George Strait
(2003)
50 Number Ones
(2004)

20th Century Masters – The Christmas Collection: The Best of George Strait is a collection of some of George Strait's greatest Christmas songs. It was released in 2003 by MCA Nashville.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Merry Christmas Strait to You"   Bob Kelly 2:39
2. "When It's Christmas Time in Texas"   Benny McArthur 3:09
3. "I Know What I Want for Christmas"   Charlie Black, Dana Hunt 3:22
4. "Old Time Christmas"   Aaron Barker, John Jarvis 3:17
5. "Santa's on His Way"   David Anthony 2:07
6. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"   Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne 2:20
7. "Jingle Bell Rock"   Joe Beal, Jim Boothe 2:13
8. "All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)"   Donald Gardner 2:36
9. "Merry Christmas (Wherever You Are)"   Jerry Laseter, Mack Vickery 3:00
10. "Noel Leon"   Mike Geiger, Woody Mullis, Ricky Ray Rector 2:54
11. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"   Johnny Marks 2:55
12. "The Christmas Song"   Mel Tormé, Bob Wells 3:58
Total length:
34:30

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

20th Century Masters – The Christmas Collection: The Best of George Strait received three out of five stars from William Ruhlmann of Allmusic.[1] In his review, Ruhlmann laments that "this compilation is not what it might have been" because "Strait seems intent on rewarding his current crop of contributing songwriters by including plenty of their mediocre contributions to the Christmas repertoire."[1]

Chart performance[edit]

20th Century Masters – The Christmas Collection: The Best of George Strait peaked at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[2]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 60

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